Leyton Orient boss Jobi McAnuff hails ‘fantastic’ disability charity Level Playing Field

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Leyton Orient interim manager Jobi McAnuff has praised the ‘fantastic’ work of Level Playing Field as the O’s dedicated the draw with Scunthorpe United to the cause.

The sports charity is a campaigning and advisory organisation for disabled fans, promoting a positive and inclusive experience to ensure supporters at every level can freely access and enjoy live sport. 

And with Saturday’s Brisbane Road encounter coinciding with their ‘Weeks of Action’, Leyton Orient were quick to get behind the campaign despite current coronavirus restrictions.

With lockdown meaning fans remain absent from the stands, the club have been promoting Level Playing Field’s message online – helping fans understand what the organisation does, their aims and how they can assist disabled fans. 

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Players also ran out for their pre-match warm-up wearing t-shirts in a game which saw Orient come from behind to claim a point with a 1-1 draw.

On the initiative, McAnuff said “It’s a fantastic cause and one that is important for everybody, regardless of your situation.

“We all know the buzz and joy that going to sporting events can bring and having a disability should not limit that.

“We’re massively behind it as a club and we really hope that moving forward accessibility is there for everyone.” 

Membership to the Level Playing Field programme is free and for more information visit the Level Playing Field website or email [email protected]

Photograph supplied by Simon O’Connor Photography. 

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